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Origins and challenges of Coronavirus pandemic

The current COVID-19 illness gripping the world is caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the second severe acute respiratory syndrome virus to emerge since 2002. As a result of its rapid…

The coronavirus pandemic, clerics, and terrorism

The whole ongoing kerfuffle about how to combat the coronavirus pandemic is not unique to Pakistan. Even the developed world is groping its way through the fog of incomprehension, misconception…

Cuban response to coronavirus pandemic — I

Since the eruption in late 2019 in China of Coronavirus (re-named COVID-19) many developing countries’ healthcare system is strained to near-collapse. Creditably, China has succeeded in controlling and ‘flattening the…

Cuban response to the coronavirus pandemic — II

In the field of bio-technological research Cuban contribution is noteworthy, e.g., a drug, Interferon Alfa-2B has been used to combat the coronavirus – both inside the country and in China.…

The coronavirus pandemic

Modern calculations confirm that a solar eclipse occurred on January 27, 632 AD. Quoting from Sahih Bukhari “the sun eclipsed in the life-time of Allah's Apostle on the day when…

Humanity dumbfounded against Coronavirus

It seems that the entire world has come to a standstill with uncertainty and fear ruling the roost. Even a light sneeze is enough to cause panic among people, who…

Coronavirus and global financial crisis

From the start of 2020, coronavirus (COVID-19) confirmed cases are rapidly growing around the globe. This pandemic started in China and in the last seventy days the total number of…

Revisiting economic impact of coronavirus

In an earlier article on the subject carried by the Business Recorder on 30th March we dwelt on the economic impact of the Coronavirus on Pakistan’s economy consequential to the…